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Father-son team wanted in series of Spring Lake robberies

Posted August 19, 2009

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— Cumberland County sheriff's deputies on Wednesday identified a father and son as suspects in a string of convenience store robberies in Spring Lake.

They arrested Morris Antonio Reid, 46, of 1510 Darvel Ave. in Fayetteville, and charged him with four counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, one count of common law robbery, two counts of second-degree kidnapping and four counts of felony conspiracy.

They are asking the public for help in finding his son, Morris Antonio Reid Jr., 26, of 2552 Saddle Ridge Drive in Spring Lake.

Deputies dubbed the father the "T-shirt bandit" for his habit of using a shirt to obscure his face during the crimes. They said he is believed to have robbed at least five Kangaroo and Multi-Mile stores along Lillington Highway and North Main Street.

Reid Jr. is a black man, 5 feet 7 inches tall, with black dreadlocks and brown eyes. He has numerous tattoos. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to contact the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office at 910-323-1500 or to leave an anonymous tip at 910-484-8477.


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  • 007KnightRider Aug 20, 2009

    Like father, like son.

  • garnertoy Aug 20, 2009

    if i was their family I would have to vote them out of the family

  • MadBiker Aug 20, 2009

    "I'm proud of you, son". "You're the best, Dad".

  • Sessy V--V Aug 20, 2009

    What a Dad !!


  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Aug 19, 2009

    Everyone knows that Spring Lake is currently weak on the police front. So if they don't want a huge rash of crime over the next 6 months to a year, they need to make sure they punish all criminals they catch to the fullest extent of the law. They have to send a message that it WILL be serious if you are caught.